Ashwin’s triumph in Chepauk: India v England, 2nd Test review

Ashwin’s triumph in Chepauk: India v England, 2nd Test review


We discuss the second Test between India and England in Chennai

Talking Points:

  • Was there anything wrong with the pitch?
  • How Rohit Sharma tackled the tricky surface
  • England’s rotation policy – and would they have followed this during the Ashes?
  • R Ashwin’s glorious home Test in front of an adoring crowd
  • Does Ashwin the bowler have the equivalent of 47 Test centuries?
  • Ashwin’s ability to do what he decides to do
  • Ben Foakes’ technique against spin on a turning track
  • Rishabh Pant’s improvement behind the stumps
  • Kohli’s skillful sequence – 74, 72, and 62
  • The Rahane review – and England subsequently being handed back their review
  • The consistently good home umpiring during the Covid months
  • Is Anderson the Karunanidhi of cricket? Or the Tom Brady of cricket?

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Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Ashoka (@ABVan)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)


When Cook and Co. did the unthinkable – 81allout podcast on the 2012-13 India v England series

The theatre of spin – Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pitched language – Kartikeya Date

The bias against spinning pitches – Jarrod Kimber

Madrasapattinam – R Ashwin’s Chepauk memories, YouTube video

The Paaji effect – R Ashwin’s chat with Bharat Arun, YouTube video

Ashwin talks about his variations – Sky Sports

Ben Foakes stands up to give keepers’ union something to shout about – Andy Bull, The Guardian


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